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Community Meeting Set for Saturday Afternoon in Wapiti

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Date: August 17, 2007
Contact: Terina Mullen, 307-242-7649
Contact: Recorded Updates, 307-344-2580

NEWS UPDATE - COLUMBINE FIRE

Information Contact: Terina Mullen
Website: www.inciweb.org
Phone: (307) 242-7649
Recorded updates: (307) 344-2580

Date: August 17, 2007, 9:00 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Meeting Set for Saturday Afternoon in Wapiti
Wapiti, WY - A community meeting, hosted by Mark Grant’s Incident Management Team, is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wapiti School. Team members and officials from the Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone National Park will be on hand to share fire information and answer questions from local residents and interested members of the public.

The lightning-caused fire began August 9th in Yellowstone and spread onto the Shoshone National Forest on August 15th. The fire is currently estimated at 18,500 acres.

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.